Pre-Nursing Prerequisites for the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

Pre-Nursing Prerequisites for the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

The courses below are Pre-Nursing Domain prerequisites for entry into the clinical portions of the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) program. Courses accepted by transfer must be college level from an accredited institution, must have been awarded a grade of C or better, may not be used to fulfill more than one course of study, and must meet the competency unit and content equivalent.

Foundations Requirements
One course in mathematics equivalent to 3 units and one course in English equivalent to 3 units. These requirements can be satisfied by an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

  • AGC1 (3 units) Foundations of College Mathematics
  • BBC1 (2 units) Communications Foundation

Language and Communication Requirements
A two-course sequence of English composition equivalent to 4 units and one course in speech equivalent to 2 units (excluding business writing and communication).

  • LAE1 (2 units) Language and Communication: Essay
  • LUT1 (2 units) Language and Communication: Presentation

Humanities Requirements
Two courses, equivalent to 4 competency units in the humanities (literature, visual and performing arts, music, theater, philosophy, ethics, or religious studies).

  • IWC1 Literature, Arts, and the Humanities
  • IWT1 Literature, Arts, and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation

Social Science Distribution Requirements
Three courses, 9 competency unit equivalent, in the following areas: psychology, sociology, human development, or anthropology.

  • GLT1 (3 units) Issues in Behavioral Science
  • GLC1 (6 units) Behavioral Science Survey

History and Civics
One course, equivalent to 2 units, in U.S. history or World history.

  • GKE1/GKT1 (2 units) Themes in U.S. and World History / Applications in U.S. and World History

Nursing Science Requirements

  • Anatomy and Physiology courses with lab equivalent to 8 academic credits.
  • Microbiology with lab equivalent to 4 academic credits.

All sciences must have been completed within the past five years to receive transfer credit. Nursing sciences completed over five years will be reviewed by the state-specific nursing director to determine transferability.

  • GMC1 (3 units) Anatomy and Physiology Part I
  • GMT1 (3 units) Anatomy and Physiology Part II
  • ALT1 (2 units) Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • MBC1/MLT1 (4 units) Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

Potential nursing students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the Science prerequisites(A&P I,II w/ Labs and Microbiology with Lab) in order to be considered for admission to the nursing program.

If you have any questions about these requirements, speak to an Enrollment Counselor.